This issue offers a unique glimpse into the lives of Waves athletes now competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and features Harry Nelson (’50), currently attending his Guinness World Record-breaking 18th Olympics. We also honors those who are champions to and for others: the singers of Won by One, who share their talents and fellowship across the nation, and Global Justice Program director Jay Milbrandt, whose recent book on service explores how we can all influence change in the world.


On the 50th anniversary of his passing, Pepperdine University remembers the life and legacy of its founder.
This summer, as thousands of people from around the world travel to London to watch or compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics, a number of Pepperdine athletes and coaches will face their toughest competition in the hopes of joining the ranks of...
Globetrotting alumnus Harry Nelson (’50) tracks his record-breaking attendance at the Olympic Games.
Six Seaver students carry on the 17-year tradition of Pepperdine's acclaimed a capella group Won by One.
Daring to change the world one story at a time.
The Waves women’s sand volleyball team wins two history-making titles in its inaugural year.


George Pepperdine (left) visiting his parents Mary and John. His two daughters, Florence and Esther, are in front and his brother Frank stands next to his father.


Pete Peterson and the Davenport Institute help revive public trust in the city of Bell.
Alumnus Dr. Ryan Arnold shows the ropes to Pepperdine pre-med undergraduates.
Scholar and educator Jessica Boro gives back to urban students.
Professor Daniel Rodriguez discusses the future of the Latino church.
Women’s basketball coach Julie Rousseau sharpens her courtside skills in the classroom.
Kristin Banta marries her quirky aesthetic with the wedding industry.

Inside Voices

Lisa Bortman, assistant provost for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, outlines the purpose of accreditation of colleges and universities in the United States.

Editor’s Letter

Champions. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It’s a word spoken often at Pepperdine these days.
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